Twelfth Planet Press
Luminescent Threads: Connections to Octavia E. Butler
edited by Alexandra Pierce and Mimi Mondal
ISBN: 978-1-922101-42-6 (pbk)
ISBN: 978-1-922101-43-3 (ebk)
Published August 2017
Luminescent Threads celebrates Octavia E. Butler, a pioneer of the science fiction genre who paved the way for future African American writers and other writers of colour.
Original essays and letters sourced and curated for this collection explore Butler’s depiction of power relationships, her complex treatment of race and identity, and her impact on feminism and women in Science Fiction. Follow the luminescent threads that connect Octavia E. Butler and her body of work to the many readers and writers who have found inspiration in her words, and the complex universes she created.
Tara Sharp, Book 3
ISBN 978-1-922101-33-4 (print)
ISBN 978-1-922101-34-1 (ebook)
Cover design by Catherine Larsen
Published by our crime imprint, Deadlines, Mar 2017
Tara Sharp, Book 2
ISBN 978-1-922101-31-0 (print)
ISBN 978-1-922101-32-7 (ebook)
Cover design by Catherine Larsen
Published by our crime imprint, Deadlines, Nov 2016
Tara’s quirky PI business is attracting some even quirkier customers. She’s not sure how Madame Vine’s Escort Agency got her number. And then there’s the eccentric motorcycle racing team owner, Bolo Ignatius. Both these clients want to Tara to investigate suspicious circumstances that turn up dead bodies. That can only mean one thing in this town: John Viaspa. Tara goes in for round two with the local crime boss, while balancing the tight rope of her deliciously complicated love life.
Tara Sharp’s life can only be describe as furious fun.
ISBN: 978-1-922101-50-1 (pbk)
ISBN: 978-1-922101-51-8 (ebk)
Published September 2016
Fans of Kaleidoscope will find more tales of wonder, adventure, diversity, and variety in this collection devoted to stories with teen protagonists.
Our goal is to uncover the best young adult short fiction of the year published in the anthologies dedicated to the form, the occasional special edition of a magazine, and individual pieces appearing in otherwise “adult” anthologies and magazines, and bring them together in one accessible collection.
Tara Sharp, Book 1
ISBN 978-1-922101-29-7 (print)
ISBN 978-1-922101-30-3 (ebook)
Cover design by Catherine Larsen
Published by our crime imprint, Deadlines, May 2016
Tara Sharp should be just another unemployable, twenty-something, ex-private schoolgirl … but she has the gift—or curse as she sees it—of reading people’s auras. The trouble is, auras sometimes tell you things about people they don’t want you to know.
Tara should know better than to get involved when she learns the job involves mob boss Johnny Vogue. But she’s broke and the magic words ‘retainer’ and ‘bonus’ have been mentioned. Soon Tara finds herself sucked into an underworld ‘situation’ that has her running for her life.
Edited by Tsana Dolichva & Holly Kench
ISBN: 978-1-922101-40-2 (pbk)
ISBN: 978-1-922101-42-6 (ebk)
Published 30 May 2016.
Teens form an all-girl band in the face of an impending comet.
A woman faces giant spiders to collect silk and protect her family.
New friends take their radio show on the road in search of plague survivors.
A man seeks love in a fading world. Read the rest of this entry »
How would you survive the apocalypse? Teens form an all-girl band in the face of an impending comet. A woman faces giant spiders to collect silk and protect her family. New friends take their radio show on the road in search of plague survivors. A man seeks love in a fading world.
ISBN: 978-1-922101-25-9 (pbk)
ISBN: 978-1-922101-39-6 (ebk)
Published August 2015.
#1 Bestseller on Amazon. Winner of the Alfie Award, the Locus Award, the British Fantasy Award, Aurealis Convenors’ Award, and William Atheling Award. Nominated for the British Science Fiction Award. Longlisted for Tiptree Award.
In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Alice Sheldon’s birth, and in recognition of the enormous influence of both Tiptree and Sheldon on the field, Twelfth Planet Press is publishing a selection of thoughtful letters written by science fiction and fantasy’s writers, editors, critics and fans to celebrate her, to recognise her work, and maybe in some cases to finish conversations set aside nearly thirty years ago. Read the rest of this entry »
Science fiction and fantasy’s writers, editors, critics and fans to celebrate Alice Sheldon’s 100th birthday, recognising her work, and try to finish conversations set aside nearly thirty years ago.
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